Remember the epilator I was so excited about last January? I still like it, but I find that waxing is still the best way to remove body hair. The epilator is great to use if I'm in a rush but the downside is I don't get ALL the hair and sometimes, if I'm not careful, I end up doing a half-assed job. Waxing is much more thorough (when done by someone else) and has a better guarantee that I won't get those pesky ingrown hairs.
Now I won't be throwing out my epilator anytime soon but if time permits, waxing remains to be my first choice. :) That said, have you heard about the newest hair removal place in town? It's called Wink Laser & Wax Studio, located in Bonifacio High Street Central on top of Slice.
Now before we go any further I want you to know that I do PR and marketing work for Wink. :) Let's get that out of the way first! Nonetheless, I hope you can trust me to share a review that is honest. Believe me when I say that I won't chuck Project Vanity's credibility out the window just because of a client.
So! Let's get started.
Wink is the baby of Holly Chang, a 24-year old woman who claims to be extremely hairy (and pimply in college - but that's another story!). She's funny, down-to-earth, a true-blue skincare junkie, and yes, all of 24 years on the planet. She decided to start this business because she found out that laser is so cheap in other countries that people would prefer to get it instead of wax. Here it costs an arm and a leg! She wanted to bring affordable laser hair removal treatments to the Philippines and so Wink was born.
Laser is Wink's specialty, but the salon also offers waxing services. Brazilians, legs, femstache, knuckle hair - if you need them taken out, Wink can take them out. I love that the pricing is quite affordable considering the location and how beautifully appointed the place is. A full leg wax is only P850, a brazilian is P680, while underarms are just P330. Here's the full menu of services for your reference.
The cold and hot wax they use at Wink is imported from the US (it's called Berodin), as well as the pre- and post-care products.
Holly is a hygiene freak, so all sheets and wooden spatulas are used only once per client. The big plastic spatulas for hot wax are never double-dipped; the attendant uses as many as needed and once she's done, the spatulas are soaked in a special solution to remove the wax and sanitize them before they are used again.
I've tried the full leg and underarm wax. The underarm wax is pretty good - the attendant only had to pull the wax twice so it was super quick and painless. At only P330 per service, I seriously never have to shave or even epilate in that area. I observed that the hair grew back in two weeks which is a decent amount of time, I think.
I don't have perfect underarms so sue me! The blue wax or cold wax is used for sensitive areas, while the yellow wax is for limbs
The leg waxing is just alright. The attendant had to go back several times, which stung, but at least she was able to remove the ingrown hair (which was really bothering me at that point, those nasty things!). I hope that the Wink people could remove everything in like a couple of pulls next time.
Hairless legs, these are a couple of my favorite things
Will I come back? Yes! I am always in the area and I love the underarm waxing. For legs, I'll try laser next time. I heard that it just feels warm and not painful at all. It will be my first real laser treatment if ever. ;)
Wink Laser & Wax Studio
Unit 315, C2 Building
7th Avenue cor. 28th Street Bonifacio High Street Central
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig